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Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. -Mahatma Gandhi


The Pledge of Nonviolence states that making peace must start within ourselves. By adopting it we commit ourselves as best as we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people.


Pledge of Nonviolence

To Respect Self and Others
To respect myself, to affirm others and to avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks and self-destructive behavior.

To Communicate Better
To share my feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express my anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully.

To Listen
To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with me, and to consider others' feelings and needs rather than insist on having my own way.

To Forgive
To apologize and make amends when I have hurt another, to forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.

To Respect Nature
To treat the environment and all living things, including our pets, with respect and care.

To Play Peacefully
To select entertainment and toys that support nonviolence and to avoid entertainment that makes violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.

To Be Courageous
To challenge violence in all its forms whenever I encounter it, whether at home, at school, at work, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.

This is my pledge. These are my goals.

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Based on the Family Pledge of Nonviolence by the Institute for Peace and Justice

Please visit www.peacetroops.org to take the Pledge of Nonviolence and become a part of a growing movement for world peace.

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It is with all due respect I humbly pledge to have the courage to practice non-violence, and to spread non-violence.

It is a counsel of perfection, but one which, on the whole I have tried to apply for most of my life after age of 15.

It seems to have worked for 65 years, yet I have not been put into some of the horrific situations that I see constantly in the news with bombs and bullets flying around.

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